Classification as a Factor in the Scientific Evolution of Entrepreneurship
Taxonomy, or the establishment of meaningful classification schemes, is examined as a major stage in the development of disciplines. The role of classification in the advancement of entrepreneurship is established Approaches to developing classification schemes, and criteria for assessing them, are discussed. Key classification schemes in five different areas within entrepreneurship are evaluated Shortcomings are noted, and priorities are established for taxonomic development. A framework is proposed for developing an integrative classification for the discipline of entrepreneurship.
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